Recapture that back-to-school feeling in the Fall Catalog

Fall is a perfect time to recommit yourself to learning.

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“We never get over that sense of excitement we felt as kids returning to school,” says Jeffrey S. Russell, dean of University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies.

Continuing Studies’ 2016 Fall Catalog offers the chance for lifelong learners to recapture that back-to-school feeling. It features nearly 250 classes, lectures, workshops, conferences, and educational travel experiences.  They cover a wide range of interests, from personal enrichment to professional development.

The catalog will be in the July 28 edition of Isthmus, and it includes a special offer: the Fall Lifelong Learning Giveaway. If you enter by Aug. 26, you could win up to $100 off on a fall Continuing Studies class. Ten randomly selected winners will be notified no later than Sept. 12.

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For personal enrichment, the Fall Catalog features classes in art, creative writing, dance, history, languages, literature, music, wellness, and drama. In-person classes range from one-day workshops to multiple-week sessions, while other classes are offered entirely online. By the end of 2016, you could master Drawing the Figure, Writing the Memoir, Creating Dance Through Structured Improvisation, Business Spanish, or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Those seeking professional development can build new workplace skills in aging and long-term care, distance education, leadership, human resources, project management, life coaching, mediation, substance abuse disorders, or supportive and palliative care, among other areas. The Fall Catalog also includes workshops for those who want to find a job or change careers.

Look for the catalog in the July 28 Isthmus or see the complete list of classes online.

“If you’re ready to learn something new, our fall 2016 classes offer many options,” says Russell. “We hope what you learn with us makes you feel that you’re creating a better you.”